The army has demarcated a new Safety Zone (NSZ) for
civilians trapped in the existing No Fire Zone captured by the LTTE. The
new NSZ is located south of Karayamullivaikkal including Vellamullivaikkal
and encompasses approximately three square kilometres
(2 km X1.5 km).
The Army Headquarters said last evening that the need for
a new NSZ had been felt in the context of the present situation in the
Buddhist devotees thronged the temples throughout the country
yesterday for religious observances on Vesak day. A scene at the
historical Kelaniya Temple observe Sil yesterday. Pic by Nimal
Liquor meant for Vesak
Colombo Excise Special Unit had raided four Chinese
restaurants and seized liquor stocks worth over Rs 2 million to be sold
during the Vesak Festive season in the Mt Lavinia area.
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